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Canada slaps sanctions on Russian oil

2014-12-21 11:56

Canada has announced new sanctions against Russia, including additional restrictions on the export of technology used in the oil and gas industry.

Canadian duck helper gets 90 days in jail

2014-12-19 09:05

A Canadian woman who caused the deaths of a motorcyclist and his teen daughter while trying to help ducklings cross a busy highway south of Montreal got 90 days in jail.

Canadian embassy in Cairo closed due to security concerns

2014-12-08 16:55

The Canadian Embassy in Cairo is closed until further notice because of security concerns, an official answering the emergency telephone line says.

Avian flu outbreak hits 2 British Columbia farms

2014-12-04 13:56

Four poultry farms where an outbreak of avian influenza was discovered in British Columbia are now under quarantine and thousands of their turkeys and chickens will be euthanised, officials say.

Bird flu found at two farms in Canada

2014-12-03 17:50

Authorities in Canada have said they put two poultry farms in British Columbia under quarantine after they tested positive for bird flu.

Canada to send military health staff to Sierra Leone

2014-12-02 10:21

Up to 40 Canadian armed forces health care and support staff will deploy to Sierra Leone for up to six months to support efforts on the ground in West Africa.

Canadian pleads guilty in NY rhino horns case

2014-11-26 08:59

A Canadian antiques dealer swept up in a US crackdown on illegal trafficking in rhinoceros horns has pleaded guilty to a wildlife smuggling charge.

Canada announces quarantine measures

2014-11-11 11:24

The Canadian government has announced that it is tightening restrictions on travellers from Ebola-affected countries in West Africa by imposing self-monitoring and quarantine measures.

Canada suspends Burkina aid

2014-11-04 20:22

Canada has suspended development assistance to Burkina Faso after the West African country's military seized power.

Nations in Americas join in battle against Ebola

2014-10-31 09:37

Countries from around the Americas have agreed to work together in their response to Ebola, adopting similar procedures in such things as the establishment of epidemiological monitoring centres.

Ottawa gunman made video before attack – police

2014-10-27 12:43

The shooter who rampaged through Canada's parliament took a video of himself just before the attack and was inspired by ideological and political motives, police say.

Ex-Mountie hero of Canada shootout

2014-10-23 22:36

The sergeant-at-arms has been lauded for gunning down the assailant in an attack on Canada's Parliament.

Canada's PM says shooting rampage was terrorism

2014-10-23 07:26

Canada's prime minister says the country will not be intimidated by terrorism, after a masked gunman attacked a soldier standing guard at Canada's war memorial.

Canadian soldier, gunman dead in attack

2014-10-22 22:33

Gunfire echoed through the Gothic halls of the Canadian parliament as police shot dead a gunman suspected of killing a soldier guarding a nearby war memorial before storming the building.

Canada raises 'terrorism' alert after soldier killed

2014-10-22 12:39

Canada has raised its national 'terrorism' alert, officials say, after a soldier, run over by a suspected jihadist, died in hospital.

Nismo-tuned Micra: Nissan Cup is a go!

2014-10-21 15:01

Who says racing is reserved for those with deep pockets? Nissan Canada will launch its cheapest racing series yet featuring one of the most affordable hatchbacks - The Nissan Micra Cup. Watch this race-tuned Micra in action!

Canada PM says Arctic shipwreck is HMS Erebusa

2014-10-02 16:14

The remains of one of two British exploration ships lost in the Arctic in 1846 has been identified by Canada’s prime minister as the ill-fated HMS Erebus.

3 Afghan soldiers who fled say they can't go home

2014-10-02 12:23

Three Afghan military officers who sought refuge in Canada after taking off from a military training exercise in Massachusetts say they now face the wrath of their own government.

'Canadian Psycho' admits killing, mental health at issue

2014-09-29 22:37

A former Canadian porn actor accused of killing and dismembering a Chinese student has pleaded not guilty as his trial opened, but his lawyer said mental illness was to blame.

Toronto's mayor back in spotlight

2014-09-28 12:02

Embattled Toronto Mayor Rob Ford has jumped back into the spotlight for the first time since being hospitalised for cancer, receiving a boisterous welcome.

Tiger kills tiger

2014-09-27 07:19

A zoo in western Canada is mourning the loss of a rare Amur tiger after a staff blunder allowed the old cat to enter the cage and confront two younger felines.

SA couple makes refugee bid in Canada

2014-09-22 09:31
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A white South African couple who fear genocide and rape in their home country can continue with their bid for asylum, a Canadian Federal Court has reportedly ruled.

2 men charged over $68m drug haul in Sydney

2014-09-15 08:59

Two people have been charged with smuggling heroin and methamphetamine worth $68m hidden in a consignment of frozen fish fillets shipped from Kuala Lumpur to Sydney, officials say.

 

Warming leads to more run-ins with polar bears

2014-12-19 09:12

Clashes between the world’s largest carnivore, the polar bear, and people are becoming more frequent in the Arctic as global warming increases.

Canada's competition watchdog probing Apple

2014-12-14 10:50

Canada's Competition Bureau said Friday it is poring over Apple's contracts with local wireless carriers to determine if the company illegally stifled competition..

Canada urges vigilance after ISIS video

2014-12-08 10:17

Canada's public safety minister has urged the country to be vigilant after the release of an online video in which a man believed to be a Canadian fighting for ISIS called on Canadian Muslims to carry out lone wolf attacks.

Asian markets curb poultry after bird flu wave

2014-12-04 09:45

The detection of avian influenza on two farms in British Columbia has spurred several Asian markets to restrict imports of Canadian poultry.

Canada to send military health staff to Sierra Leone

2014-12-02 17:20

Up to 40 Canadian armed forces health care and support staff will deploy to Sierra Leone for up to six months to support efforts on the ground in West Africa.

New dinosaur species found in museum collection

2014-12-01 14:19

A UK palaeontologist has discovered a new species of dinosaur while studying fossils in a Canadian museum.

Obama's position on Keystone has not changed

2014-11-14 17:24

President Barack Obama says position on the Keystone XL oil pipeline has not changed, as the Republican-led US House of Representatives prepared to vote to approve the project.

Chinese, Canadian banks to do currency swap

2014-11-09 11:28

The central banks of China and Canada have agreed to a currency swap worth $32.67bn, according to a Canadian government statement.

Canada bans polygamist immigrants

2014-11-06 08:47
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Canada's immigration minister Chris Alexander has unveiled plans to ban entry to migrants who practice polygamy and what he termed 'barbaric cultural practices'.

Canadian warplanes launch first airstrike in Iraq

2014-11-03 06:05

Canadian warplanes involved in the US-led bombing campaign against militants in Iraq have launched their first airstrikes since deploying to the region.

Thousands mourn soldier killed in Ottawa attack

2014-10-28 21:52

Thousands of mourners have lined the streets of the Canadian city of Hamilton for the funeral of a soldier killed last week in an attack in the centre of the nation's capital.

Canada PM hid in a closet

2014-10-24 17:26

Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper was shoved into a closet when a gunmen stormed parliament.

Mom of Canada suspect: I cry for victims

2014-10-23 17:09

The mother of the Canada shooting suspect tells says she is crying for the victims, not for her son.

Woman charged for baby corpses found in storage

2014-10-23 05:56

A woman was on charged after police discovered six decomposing baby corpses in her storage locker in the western Canadian city of Winnipeg, police say.

Canadian soldier shot at war memorial

2014-10-22 19:34

A gunman has shot a Canadian soldier standing guard at the National War Memorial in Ottawa, then entered Parliament and shots rang out, police and witnesses say.

EU ministers to hold anti-Ebola talks

2014-10-13 14:44

The EU has called a meeting of health ministers to discuss the possible screening of travellers from Ebola-hit West African countries, officials say.

Saskatchewan train derails, catches fire

2014-10-08 06:06

A train has derailed in central Saskatchewan and caught fire leading to a village being evacuated.

First large-scale carbon capture goes online

2014-10-02 14:48

The world's first large-scale carbon capture and storage, built into a SaskPower coal-fired power plant in the Canadian prairies has been inaugurated.

Man admits to killing in Canada dismemberment trial

2014-09-30 13:01

MONTREAL, Sept 29 - A Canadian admitted in court on Monday that he killed a Chinese student and mailed body parts to Canadian political parties and schools but his lawyer said the defendant was schizophrenic and therefore not criminally responsible.

'Canadian Psycho' murder trial starts

2014-09-29 19:59

The trial of a former Canadian porn actor accused of killing and dismembering a Chinese engineering student has started, with prosecutors saying this was not the act of a lunatic.

51 turtles in pants

2014-09-27 11:29

A Canadian has been caught at the US-Canada border with 51 live turtles stuffed in his pants in what American authorities claimed was an elaborate reptile smuggling operation.

BlackBerry launches square Passport

2014-09-24 16:54

BlackBerry has launched an unconventional new smartphone dubbed the Passport as it embarks on its long turnaround push.

Beep! Beep! Rare Road Runner spotted

2014-09-15 10:03

Mustang, Corvette, TransAm... despite a host of iconic muscle cars ‘nobody did it slicker and meaner than Plymouth, when it produced the maddest powerhouse coupe yet,’ writes DAVE FALL as he experiences a rare Plymouth Road Runner.

Lucic-Baroni beats Venus

2014-09-14 21:15

Croatia's Mirjana Lucic-Baroni has won her first WTA title since 1998 by defeating Venus Williams in Quebec City.

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